Retired Educators Association Boise Kuna Meridian

Provide opportunities for meaningful contact with friends and associates of the active teaching years and further the cause of education in our community.

Promote continuing knowledge of information important to education workers and friends of education

Operating as usual

[08/08/21]   Looking forward to our August 24 picnic. See your newsletter for place and time.

[06/25/21]   REA/BKM celebrates retired educators! We assist in the enhancement of strong educational systems in Idaho. Retired Educator units are throughout Idaho. All who were involved in the education system and their supporters are invited to join.

[09/09/20]   Visit our website at to see what idaho units are doing. Find the GEMS drop down menu under News.

[08/28/20]   Well, we can't meet in September. At least not as of this day. Let's hope things change soon. We miss all the beautiful people who meet together. Look for your September newsletter coming soon. Think kind thoughts for all those educators who have to return to school soon. 08/08/2020


Want to know more about our local unit and our state units? Visit REAI 03/31/2020

Vote Early Idaho

Voting! May 19! Request your absentee ballot now at Voting Absentee is as easy as 1, 2, 3! #VoteEarlyIdaho

[03/27/20]   Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay away! No meeting for April! Hope to see you in May!

[11/20/19]   Thank you to Connie E. Of Quilts of Valor for presenting 5 quilts at our November meeting. Thank you to our wonderful veterans who belong to our local Retired Educators Association.

[09/10/19]   Thank you Janie Ward-Engleking for information about the Idaho legislator and education. October's program will be Sue Ripley from the League of Women Voters.

[04/13/19]   Thanks to Charlotte for such a great REAI Convention!

[01/09/19]   Two more volunteer opportunities were presented to us at this month's meeting. Great ways to help children with the groupsFamily Advocates and Love in the Name of Christ.

[11/02/18]   Gobble, Gobble! Time for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends. See you at the luncheon November 13.

[10/05/18]   REA Luncheon next Tuesday--Wear your Halloween colors for a Spooktacular meal and program.


Congrats, Margaret for winning fitbit medal in over 70 category.

[04/22/18]   Regional Conference is over. Great job, Charlotte! Looking forward to May's meeting. Necrology will celebrate the lives of members who are no longer with us but who we remember with great fondness.


Abigail Adams (aka Janet Worthington) entertained and informed the group at our February luncheon.


REA-BKM members at the AARP lobby day. Interesting to listen to the Senate meeting, have lunch with some of the Senators, and meet with a Senator or tour the capitol or attend a committee meeting.

[01/23/18]   Plan to attend one or more of our Regional Conferences in April. Lewiston, Pocatello, and Boise are the host cities. Find out more on the Current News page of our website:
Join us to see what's good about Retired Educators of Idaho!

[01/19/18]   The GEMS is now posted on our website:
click on the current newsletter link
It's a good to see what is happening in our state REA. Enjoy!


Thank you to the Borah Men's Choir for presenting a Christmas concert to REA members. You are wonderful! Merry Christmas.

[11/28/17]   A personal note to our members:
Thank you for the donation of 175 books this past month. They will be enjoyed by many children this Christmas.
Betty Reimann

[11/23/17]   Books, books, and more books! Remember to bring your new children's books to the December meeting to be donated to Operation Wish Book.

[10/20/17]   The October GEMS is now on the website:


September meeting was packed full of information about PERSI. Great job from Mike Hampton who definitely made this interesting and entertaining as well as factual.


Janie Ward-Engelking, State Senator on Education, presented information on the legislative proposals for education at the October meeting.


What a beautiful day for a walk in Boise. Four members of our group took part in the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Assn. Buddy Walk.

[08/01/17]   Do you know a friend of education who has retired--teacher, aide, custodian, administrator, secretary, supporter? Invite them to our upcoming meeting on September 12. There's always information to share and good company.


Two of the Grant Recipients shared exciting details of their school projects from 2016 grants awarded by REA-BKM. Haley Mahler described using soldering irons to make jewelry and Paul Verhage did show and tell about his students robotic projects.

[05/11/17]   Margaret let us know we collected 36 pairs of pajamas and 49 books and had a $30.00 cash donation. What a great community service for children.

[04/30/17]   Congratulations to Elaine Klein and Barbara Blasch, our new State co-Presidents of REAI. Lois Treat was re-elected Secretary and Pat Kluckhohn was elected Treasurer. Our new Vice President, Mona, is from Northern Idaho.

[04/05/17]   It's not too late to sign up for the State REA Conference in Twin Falls on April 27 and 28. Lots of information, a trip to Shoshone Falls, a trip to Hunt Relocation Camp, and good company!

[04/05/17]   Tuesday is great for spaghetti dinner and a fashion show. Plan on joining us and enjoy each other's company.

[03/18/17]   The March issue of GEMS can now be viewed on the REA website. Go to Then Newsletters and then Current Newsletter.


The group had fun with a March puzzle. Our group puzzles are a big hit! Have fun!


Janet Worthington presented Mary Todd Lincoln after Lincoln's death to REA-BKM at the March meeting.



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Boise, ID

General information

Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, September-May Location and Time: Eagles Lodge, 7025 Overland Road, Boise, 12:00 noon. Cost is $11. Reservations are necessary the Friday before each meeting. Call Margaret:208 887.6747 **If you've made lunch reservations and are unable to attend the meeting, please notify Margaret by 9:00 Sunday evening prior to the Tuesday meeting. We must pay for the count that Margaret submits. Thank You!
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